$7M for Concordia Research

On Oct. 11, seven Concordia professors came into $7.2 million after the federal government announced their funding for the Canada Research Chairs program.

Established in 2000, the program invests millions each year to universities across the country to “attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds.”

A third of the almost $204 million in available grants went to Quebec universities.

Concordia professors, who were selected by an international committee of researchers, have been “acknowledged as world leaders” in their fields, according to Concordia Senator Larry Smith.

They include Dr Ahmed Kishk from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, who develops advanced antenna systems, David Walsh from the Department of Biology, who studies microbial interactions of Canada’s oceans and Mia Consalvo, of the Department of Communication Studies, who researches player response to digital games, among many others.

For more information, visit chairs-chaires.gc.ca.